• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by from YONKERS

    I am loving this Track Pad. I haven't used my mouse since I have gotten it. For those of you with 27" iMacs, have no fear you will have no problem navigating the pointer from one end to the other. Looks great to, as do all Apple products.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love it, but it's too sensitive

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    I've gotten used to using this thing and love it, with some reservations. But first, let me just say that it feels like input devices have for the first time in a couple decades taken a step forward. I had no idea the MacBook trackpad was so nice. Using the Magic Trackpad feels a little like stepping into the future.

    My reservations...

    1) It's a bit too sensitive. I find myself accidentally activating controls too often. It seems that links and other controls sometimes activate just by cursoring over them, or for no reason at all. I usually love the sensitivity but find the mistakes frustrating.

    2) I'd like to be able to define my own gestures.

    3) One tap held followed by a second-finger tap, or maybe a three-finger tap, would make a handy new gesture for, say, middle-button clicking. There currently isn't a way to activate the third mouse button.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable after one year— faulty product

    • Written by from Franklin

    I loved this product when I first got it with my new iMac in November of 2012. But immediately after I upgraded to Mavericks a year later, the device went nuts. It randomly clicks, even when I'm not touching it. If I'm moving it across the screen, this results in icons being shifted, removed from the Dock, moved into unintended folders. If I'm surfing, it results in random clicks on sites I don't want to go to. But worse is when I'm typing, and the random click results in me deleting whole passages, sometimes even several paragraphs! Even when I began writing this review, I had to remove the batteries from the cursed thing so I could type this.
    I am a writer, and this sort of faulty behavior is completely unacceptable in a computer accessory. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
    Naturally, since the device conveniently went wonky with the upgrade to Mavericks, I assumed it was a bug in the OS. But with several upgrades later, the problem is getting worse. Ironically, had I not upgrade to Mavericks, I would have taken the dratted thing in while still under warranty and gotten a replacement mouse (I'm not going with another trackpad, ever). But now I'm stuck with it.

    Until Apple gets this issue resolved (and I don't think it's just a matter of "sweaty fingers" as it worked fine for a year regardless of my hand's condition), then I have to warn everyone away from this turkey. Yeah, it seems good at first, but it has an unacceptably short work life. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tiring on the hand; no place to rest fingers

    • Written by from SURREY

    I love the trackpad on my MacBook Pro, and I hate my Apple Magic mouse, so I decided to get this one for use when my MacBook Pro is docked. I thought this trackpad was a no-brainer and was sure it would be great. Unfortunately I was quite wrong.

    There's no place to rest the hand/fingers on this trackpad, so it's very tiring on the hand after a few minutes of use. I constantly find myself searching for a place to rest my fingers, but obviously if you touch the surface, that registers as a mouse move or click. Very annoying. The surface area is much bigger than the trackpad on the MacBooks, and is larger than the size of my palm (I have normal sized hands), so I can't hug around it either without at least a few fingers touching the surface. Its being elevated off the desk doesn't help things either.

    Aside from that major issue, the surface is actually very good, cursor tracking is very accurate, multi-finger gestures work really well, software support is great, i.e. it's an excellent piece of technology with a bad / non-ergonomic design. I would have liked it much better if the active area was smaller and the borders had bands of non-sensitive areas where one could rest his(or her) fingers. I'll see if I can attach something to it to that effect, though we shouldn't need to do that.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Hutchinson

    I'm not even remotely close to being as computer "savvy" as most people that post here. I don't know for sure how this thing works, and I don't care. In my opinion, it's the best thing since sliced bread. Buy it, connect it, read the instructions, then just play with it! My mouse is in the desk drawer, batteries removed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    I bought the Trackpad today and I absolutely love it and tomorrow I am buying the wireless keyboard . So all the negative reviews to me are completely bogus .

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING! .. & I'm no techie

    • Written by from Germantown

    I had a 2008 macbook(the last of the bulkier body white ones) that I had to retire recently because ..well, it was just time. I now have the 21.5 inch iMac which comes with the option of coming with a mouse or trackpad. I choose the trackpad cause I'd read and heard it was similar to browsing on a laptop. & it is! I love it!!! It makes the transition from laptop to desktop much easier because it feels.. not so different. It;s also sleek looking and just nice looking next to the wireless keyboard. Makes for a clean work space. I was back and forth before deciding but I'm glad I went for it. Try it!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad

    • Written by from Havre de Grace

    Best experience with my new Mac. Replaces the mouse hands down!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice replace for a mouse.

    • Written by from Casper

    I had almost always used a mouse and had thought I would never want to buy or let alone use the Apple Trackpad. The trackpad on my MacBook Pro was an okay substitute to a wireless mouse I had been using, but I never saw it, as a replacement. Well, in any event I got an Apple Magic Trackpad for Christmas and boy I am very much loving it. For starters, like everything Apple makes, this item is just cool looking. Beyond the ascetics this item has no moving parts. Also the multi-finger gestures make this a great replacement to an older wireless mouse I was using. In addition I very much like the size, as it is bigger than the trackpad on my laptop. Only downside was a missing manual, so I did not realize that I needed set up the trackpad in System Preferences. After doing that I found some of the finger gestures that had not previously worked, all of sudden were performing wonders. The two finger swipe is great for moving between webpages and is one of my favorite gestures. In all I really like this item and would recommend, as a replacement to a mouse, whether wireless or wired to anyone with an Apple computer (either laptop or desktop).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT! EVERY ONE SHOULD HAVE IT!!!!

    • Written by from elmont

    I've always been a fan of the multi-gesture until i found out that i couldn't us it for my 2007 macbook pro until this product came out and boy was I ECSTATIC!!!!!!!! This product is by far genius! I recommend this product to every one who doesn't want to use a mouse and wants to spice things up a bit at their workplace or home.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even more coming -- product great now

    • Written by from Brocton

    Wow. I've been a PC user my whole life. I loved PC's but after I went to Buffalo's mac store, picked up an iMac, started using the Magic Trackpad and compared the two? WOW. This pad makes doing three things at once seem easy -- because it is! With the new update coming out soon more is coming. If you're worried about how this will compare to your beloved old mouse, you're wasting precious time using this product.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad review

    • Written by from Sheboygan

    I just got my trackpad today and was easy to set up. WOW, what an amazing toy. I love what all the gestures do, you can switch between windows, make print bigger or smaller and much more. Goodbye mouse. Hello new and improved technology.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get any better

    • Written by from APO

    I love the magic trackpad!! using my macbook pro in clamshell mode attached to my tv and this thing is awesome!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful x 5

    • Written by from San Jose

    Thank you for creating this trackpad, Apple folks.

    It works for me.

    Really accurate, easy to use, also my fingers and wrist are pain-free when I use it.

    You can do everything you do with mouse, with comfort. It's faster than mouse.

    Good job.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a magic track pad for christmas 2010 and it quit workng today.

    • Written by from Olathe

    The pointer still works, but I can't click on anything it doesn't work. Only had it 4 months. Luckily I had a magic mouse from another mac.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    tap to click!

    • Written by from las vegas

    It can be set up so you can tap to click...the buttons on the bottom don't have to be an issue!Two taps to right click,three fingers to drag and drop... get a wrist pad to support your hand,and your good to go!! SO MUCH LESS FATIGUING BUY THIS! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! I REALLY LIKE IT ALOT!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot better then any mouse

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    I find I can do things faster and the trackpad can do multiple things that a mouse can't. Not only that my wrist feels better using this device then the mouse and it is very easy to keep clean.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really worth the purchase

    • Written by from Meise

    This product is one of the few touchpads on the market that actually work. The bluetooth connection works perfectly and you don't feel any difference with the built-in touchpad. Only one thought: why not make 4-finger gestures possibile?

    all in all, great product, works the way you want it to work.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

    • Written by from West Hartford

    The Magic Trackpad works great for all of my audio/video editing. By having a touch interface I am more fluid with my work and I go through everything smoother. The only con is that It doesn't work well for any gaming.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... after you get used to it.

    • Written by from Miami

    Initially I didn't liked it. It felt strange, but after using is for about two months, and finally understanding how it does its magic, I find that I like it more and more everyday.

    For example: I configured a 5 finger click with BetterTouchTool to activate Divvy an it really helps to improve my workflow.

    10 of 12 people found this useful